Today the process of filling teeth has come a long way from the days of having the ugly black amalgam fillings of the past. First, we will carefully numb the tooth so that you will not experience pain during the process. We know getting a shot in your mouth can be intimidating and we use best practices to ensure that your injection is hardly noticed. After your mouth is numb the dentist will remove the tooth decay and then place a tooth colored filling that will be virtually unnoticeable to the eye. Today’s esthetic filling materials contain no mercury so you do not have to worry about biocompatibility issues. Modern tooth colored fillings have a natural appearance and will keep your smile looking healthy and attractive.